Panthers break loose in the run game

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers' run game finally broke through against Denver.

Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams got loose for a 56-yard touchdown run to give Carolina 27-10 lead early in the third quarter. Williams ran right up the middle. His big run came after a first half in which Denver contained Williams and Jonathan Stewart. The two were held to 26 yards in the first half.

The two running backs combined for 301 rushing yards against Tampa Bay on Monday night. Denver used a 4-4-3 run scheme in the first half to try to stop the run.